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Scientists Revamp Incandescent Lightbulbs With Infrared-Reflecting Shell

A group of MIT scientists have a had a lightbulb moment concerning the humble incandescent bulb. They’ve figured out that, by trapping its glowing filament inside a special, infrared-reflecting structure, they can make it dramatically more energy-efficient. Their work could eventually see the incandescent bulb make a European Union return, where they’ve been banned and replaced by more expensive and efficient compact fluorescent (CFL) and LED bulbs. Read More >>

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How Philips Hue Light Bulbs Are Highly Hackable

If you're the proud owner of some smart Philips Hue light bulbs, watch out for blackouts — because the bulbs seem to be susceptible to malicious attacks according to new research. Read More >>